Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Eurycea longicauda melanopleura
Darksided Salamander

Washington Co., Missouri
Spring 1976

Here is the sometimes dull, drab cousin of the colorful Longtail salamander, although a lot of melanopleura look much like Longtails.  This specimen is from Pike County, Illinois, close to the Mississippi River.










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